Re: need beta testers for an alternative mobile phone screenReader

  • From: "Laura Eaves" <leaves1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2007 22:13:59 -0400

Jim, since he is soliciting software developers as well as beta testers and 
since the discussion includes references to development platforms and such, 
I don't consider this off topic -- am I wrong? Hmm -- perhaps I should read 
the guidelines again.
--le

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim" <jhomme1028@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, October 07, 2007 7:58 AM
Subject: Re: need beta testers for an alternative mobile phone screenReader


Hi,
I keep hoping the thread will die of its own accord, but it seems to be
dragging. It now sounds like we have gotten enough information from it
folks.

Thanks.

Jim
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Matthew2007" <matthew2007@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, October 06, 2007 7:56 PM
Subject: Re: need beta testers for an alternative mobile phone screenReader


> This thread is bordering on being completely off topic as well as
> advertising your product, but if you need beta testors, then I'm assuming
> your customer service, technical support, and management departments are
> nonexistent, right? Bit soon to start charging for your product as you
> don't know the costs involved in structuring your organization, no?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Matthew
> ---- Original Message ----- 
> From: "jaffar" <jaffar@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Saturday, October 06, 2007 4:48 PM
> Subject: Re: need beta testers for an alternative mobile phone
> screenReader
>
>
>> Hi Lora.  It will be for both nokia and the windows ce based phones.
>> Mine will be 1 license per user, free minor upgrades and perhaps 20 or 30
>> dollars for major upgrades should you upgrade from a version you already
>> own.  As I said, mine will be a matter of a hundred dollars or slightly
>> more rather than being hundreds of dollars.  Cheers!
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Laura Eaves" <leaves1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Saturday, October 06, 2007 11:42 PM
>> Subject: Re: need beta testers for an alternative mobile phone
>> screenReader
>>
>>
>>> What series of mobile phones are you writing this for?
>>> I have a Nokia N73 with Mobilespeak.
>>> And BTW -- I just heard that Codefactory (the developers of Mobilespeak)
>>> have just relaxed their licensing to allow one license per user, not one
>>> license per phone, so you don't have to go through all the hoops every
>>> time
>>> you get a new phone.
>>> Thanks. Sounds like an interesting project.
>>> --le
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>> From: "jaffar" <jaffar@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> Sent: Friday, October 05, 2007 8:20 PM
>>> Subject: need beta testers for an alternative mobile phone screenReader
>>>
>>>
>>> Hi all.  Within a few days, i would have finished developing an
>>> alternative
>>> screen reader for mobile phones which would hopefully be a cheaper and
>>> more
>>> flexible replacement to talx and mobilespeak.  I would like to give an
>>> opportunity and priority for a few members of the list to beta test my
>>> product.  I have not come up with a name for this mobile screen reader
>>> yet,
>>> so feel free to come up with one and let me know.  The screen reader is
>>> written with visual c++ and developed on visual studio 2005 using the
>>> smart
>>> phone device emulator.  I will only allow for 5 applicants, and one very
>>> important criteria is the ability to positively contribute to the
>>> development of the software, either in programming terms or in
>>> usability.
>>> If you have the inclination to help me with this, please write to me
>>> privately.  Selected beta testers will be given a free copy of the full
>>> working software.  I am sorry that i'll not be able to pay financially,
>>> but
>>> i hope the gift of the software and the satisfaction of seeing the
>>> development through will be enough of a reward.  Thanks and cheers!
>>>
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